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Malaysia seizes 28 tons of red onions from Thailand

Christian Fernsby |
The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department has seized over 28 tons of red onions worth RM250,000 at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas.

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According to Johor Maqis director Hizzuan Hashim, the onions were imported from Thailand. They were seized during a routine inspection at the port on Tuesday April 13.

Hizzuan added that the 28.35 tons of onions are worth around RM251,194 (€50,240). All the goods have been confiscated for further action and the case will be investigated under Section 13 of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act for making a misleading declaration to the authorities.

The offence carries a fine of not more than RM50,000, a jail term of up to two years or both upon sentencing.

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